Daniel P. Barron

I am a home owner.

Thursday, August 15, 2019

I recently became the owner of a house, and here is a picture of it.

Last year, I also became the owner of a truck. Here's another picture.

It's the first vehicle I've ever owned, and for that matter the house is the first real estate I ever owned. Also pictured above is a cat named Cupcake that came with the house, and a wall of cut wood I've been constructing from the fallen trees in my yard from the tornado that went through earlier this year.i Thankfully, the only serious damage my property took was in the form of a leak in the tool shed where a tree landed on it. Pictured below is said tool shed and adjacent external-sorta-bedroom-thing.

Let's go inside.

That's the living room.


That's the kitchen.

And the bathroom.

And three kittens I adopted.

The rest is are a few shots of myself and my cat Queenie enjoying the house.



The story behind the move is a sad one. A family left the church some time last year, and they no longer wanted to live nearby. I paid cash; no mortgage.

  1. One of the families in my church took a direct hit on their trailer home while they were in it, and the thing flipped completely upside down! Weird thing is, I had made plans to buy that trailer when they were done building their permanent house, and even had offered to pay for it ahead of time. They refused to take the money in advance because "who knows what tomorrow brings."

6 Responses

  1. Congrats. Land looks nice and the woodstove is a nice latino touch.

  2. The stove and the house were both made by the previous owner. The land is a mound of rocks, unfit for any sort of agriculture beyond the weeds pictured.

  3. If you have a truck, you can haul materials to put together some raised beds. Anyways do a quick percolation test by digging a hole, filling it with water, and measuring the time it takes to drain. As long as it does indeed drain berry bushes and some fruit trees become options.

    I also suggest at least trying to contain or knockback the horseweed. It's obnoxious stuff. Just cut it down and keep it mowed down so it doesn't go to seed.

  4. Everyone keeps telling me to cut down the weeds! I have to focus on wood cutting before I move on to gardening. There's still a tree leaning on my house and plenty more down in the yard. I'm gonna need that wood for the winter as the stove is the only heat source.

  5. Well as far as the heat situation goes, you can get a bulk LPG tank as many rural folk do. With that you can use it to fuel a "combi-boiler" that provides hot water to the taps and hot water for one or more radiators. This of course has a cost, but welcome to home ownership.

    The wood is always going to need cut. Right now you have a long wall of logs that may need to be split. You may want to get at least some of the wood off the ground so the termites don't eat it, etc, etc. There is always going to be something on your property that needs to be done. Addressing the hazards quickly is important, but the mundane and routine things can't be put off forever.

    On the plus side you appear to have a very healthy looking pest control team.

  6. Jesse

    Indeed...welcome to homeownership, where the work is never done. Leaks need to take priority due to the damage they can do. Rocky soil is actually good for fruit trees.

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